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Bobby’s Story (Liver Disease – Hepatitis C)

Bobby's Story (Hepatitis C) LRI am a 59-year-old man. I worked with women in the Hospital for many years. I would prefer to have a woman for me than against me.

I contracted Hepatitis C back in 1972 starting an IV on a woman in Viet Nam. I got poked in the finger with a needle used on her. She died 2 weeks later of TB. The major populis of Viet Nam have Hep C.

I went through the treatments of Pegulated inerfurion and Riboviron for 52 weeks. As long as I was on treatment my liver values remained low. I was considered to be a non-responder. I did this treatment 7 years ago. When I first started treatments I was told that I might feel like I had the Flu. That was it – nothing else. I did this alone other than God. I would be dead if not for him.

I will be going back on treatments again for 18 months. This time I have help. I can survive through others like me. I found help through Fight like a Girl Club. I will be eternally grateful for Ricki Albertoni. She has given me new strength to endure this disease.

I will continue to read and post as things arise.

Submitted 10-29-10

This article is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

One comment

  1. Ricki

    You are such a trooper my buddy!! I’ll be right along side ya fighting this disease. I have a good feeling about this!!! We can do it. xo

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